This is really worthy of a celebration! Nigerian veteran journalist Kemi Olunloyo is today the 6th of December celebrating 20 years in the blogging business.
The Ace blogger took to her digital platforms to give us a brief history of her journey so far. It’s quite a beautiful read going with her on this history lane.
Enjoy the read below:
CELEBRATING 20 years AS THE FIRST NIGERIAN BLOGGER🇳🇬 Thank you PYRA LABS and parent company @google for giving me a platform to blog. Web logging is referred to as Blogging. I started December 6th 1999 while living in the United States.
Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was developed by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. The blogs are hosted by Google and generally accessed from a subdomain of blogspot.com. Blogs can also be served from a custom domain owned by the user (like www.example.com) by using DNS facilities to direct a domain to Google’s servers. A user can have up to 100 blogs per account. I owned 6 global blogs in the last 20 years that were popular in the 90’s under Keminications Digital Media and PR.
Celebrity Single moms
Keminications Media Gossip
HipHossip Music blog
HNNAfrica world news
1600 Girls (White House daughters)
Snitchlady Gun Violence news
In the visionary year 2020, I intend to secure funding for 100 youth in 36 states to learn how to blog and become an independent Enterpreneur. I did a Twitter screening and picked only the serious ones who did the assignment. Their N50K fee waived and learn full blown blogging methods and AdSense set up. The second blogger Nigeria produced was Uche Pedro 2004 who started in Canada and now the successful owner of the @bellanaijaonline assets. The third is Linda Ikeji of @lindaikejiblogofficial in Nigeria 2007. I am the only one who has taught blogging and SHARED tips and intelligence. I urge Uche and Linda to do the same in 2020. We cannot empower youth by keeping our business secrets to ourselves.
New research shows that the average Nigerian youth is now making money online training at “Yahoo Schools” constantly the target of crack downs by the @officialefcc when they can be blogging and monetizing social media platforms like lucrative YouTube channels. Pls congratulate me on 20 YEARS OF BLOGGING. I became a Journalist in 1994 celebrating 25 years and a professional blogger 1999. Stay tuned for my 2020 blogging classes as I tour the continent.